As I mentioned last week I’ve been playing more with the Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies to try and make a shaker card and I’m pleased to say I managed it and I really love how this card turned out.
To start with I made a card base from Dapper Denim as a I couldn’t find any Night of Navy which is what I really wanted but the Denim works ok I think. I next cut a panel of whisper white cardstock so it was 2mm or 1/8″ smaller all the way round to leave a border.
I next positioned the Santa Die and the edging die, securing with a little washi tape to keep them line up. Next I stamped the Happy Christmas… greeting in Real Red.
I cut two pieces of window sheets the same size as the whisper white cardstock and fastened one to the front panel with tear and tape.
To make the different coloured sections on Santa I cut the die out of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper, Real Red Cardstock and Pink Pirouette. Next pop out the section that you want from the die cuts and fix to the front of the whisper white panel using the fine tip glue pen. Tweezers are very handy here for picking each little piece up and popping it in position. Continue until you’ve filled in your Santa image, the beauty of this technique is you can use whatever colours you want to bring Santa to life.
After your image has dried take the embossing buddy and rub over each piece of window sheet, this helps to stop the mica flakes sticking in the shaker. Next form a square around the image of the backside of the whisper white panel using the foam adhesive strips. Add more foam strips to the bottom of the card.
Fill the shaker part with some of the mica flakes and peel off all the foam backing, stick the second piece of window sheet on top. Add a little fine tip glue to the back of the shaker around the edge of card and stick to the card base.
Leave the glue to dry and then test out your Santa Shaker.
Base: 148 x 210 mm, scored at 105mm and folded in half.
Whisper White Front Layer: 144mm x 101mm
Window Sheets: 144mm x 101mm